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RF1903 Sideways Sofa

As digital devices challenge our traditional ways of conversation, the Sideways Sofa provides an equally modern antidote to dialogue and discovery — and, not least, downtime. Made in Denmark and created by award-winning Danish designer Rikke Frost, the distinctive design eschews the traditional forward-facing sofa in favor of a sideways position that encourages more natural conversation.

In keeping with Carl Hansen & Søn’s DNA, where uncompromising craftsmanship and thoughtful expression seamlessly merge, the Sideways Sofa combines classic materials – sustainably sourced wood, paper cord and high-quality upholstery textile – with a modern asymmetric shape. The steam-bent backrest is shaped from solid wood and woven paper cord for a light, elegant expression, while the seat and back are padded and upholstered for optimal comfort. The result is a sofa you want to sit in for a long time.

  • RF1903R | Sideways sofa

    oil, natural paper cord

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The soft, embracing upholstery, elegant paper cord and solid wood frame of the Sideways Sofa radiate both quality and craftsmanship.

The Sideways Sofa reinterprets the sofa as a piece of furniture that brings people together and invites conversation.

Danish designer Rikke Frost has always been curious about the combination of different craft traditions and material types. The Sideways Sofa puts her inquisitiveness into practice, mixing paper cord, wood and upholstery with a modern, asymmetrical shape.

The sideways sofa blends classic materials such as woven paper cord and wood in a modern and functional design.

Fusing craftsmanship traditions with high-tech production, the Sideways Sofa offers versatile comfort and functionality – its asymmetrical shape is suited to face-to-face conversations or a nap in the cave-like corner.


When you choose a product from Carl Hansen & Søn, you get more than just a piece of furniture. You become part of a proud tradition of distinctive and beautiful craftsmanship, where nothing has been left to chance. Where all furniture is manufactured with a great love for design and the history of the crafting process. We are the world’s largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner, and we also manufacture furniture created by renowned furniture designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen, Ole Wanscher, Kaare Klint, Poul Kjærholm, Bodil Kjær, and Tadao Ando. Carl Hansen & Søn represents more than 100 years of Danish design history, and our furniture is sold worldwide. 

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